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2019 Schedule
7-9, 2nd in NFC South
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3dJenna Laine

Nickelback stigma holding back Ronde Barber in Hall vote

Champ Bailey and Ty Law are in the Hall of Fame but Barber isn't -- despite better numbers. The reason likely involves how his position is perceived.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs linebackers coach Mike Caldwell and Falcons offensive assistant (and former Bucs tight ends coach) Ben Steele will serve as head coaches for the East-West Shrine Bowl (formerly known as the East-West Shrine Game) next week.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans will officially miss this year's Pro Bowl due to a hamstring injury that prematurely ended his season. He has been replaced by Amari Cooper.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have signed these players to futures contracts: OLB Quinton Bell, C Anthony Fabiano, S Deiondre' Hall, DL Jeremiah Ledbetter, TE Jordan Leggett, CB Herb Miller, T Brad Seaton and RB Aca'Cedric Ware.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaq Barrett and Chris Godwin have both been named AP Second-Team All-Pros. Barrett led the NFL with 19.5 sacks this year while Godwin finished third in receiving yards with 1,333 yards in 14 games.

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18dBen Baby

Former Bengals, Bucs coach Wyche dies at 74

Sam Wyche, who coached the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl and later coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for four seasons, has died at age 74 following complications from melanoma.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs Ring of Honor inductee Ronde Barber was not named a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist. Simeon Rice also did not get past the semifinalist stage. John Lynch was, however, among the 15 finalists announced Thursday night.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a statement from Bucs owner/co-chairman Bryan Glazer on the passing of former head coach Sam Wyche:

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs linebacker Devin White has been named NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month for December. He also won the award in November. He's the first NFL player to win the award in consecutive months since 2009. He's also the first Buc to win the award twice in the same season and in consecutive months.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Arians was asked about possible vision issues for Jameis Winston: "Yeah, he's nearsighted. He can't read the scoreboard, but he see the guys in front of him, so he's fine." I asked if contacts were considered. "He's got goggles that he practices in sometimes."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bruce Arians on the possibility of franchise tagging Shaquil Barrett: "Well, hopefully we can get a deal done. We've got some very important free agents that I think want to be here and we'll have a lot of long, hard discussions this week – Jason [Licht], myself, the owners – and see what we can iron out because I want to keep this defense together."

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21dJenna Laine

Arians: Bucs can win with QB other than Winston

One day after Jameis Winston became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a season, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said little to inspire confidence that Winston will be back next year.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs coach Bruce Arians was asked if they were good enough to win with another quarterback. "With another quarterback? Oh yeah. We can win with this one [and] we can definitely win with another one too because we're going to have this defense."

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs rookie linebacker Devin White said he's going to have his tonsils taken out next week so that the tonsillitis won't be an issue next year. It impacted him significantly at the beginning of the season.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

When asked about the options with quarterback Jameis Winston and his evaluation process, Bruce Arians said a key will be, "What's behind Door No. 2?" He said he needs to see what other options are out there in the draft and free agency.

Team Stats

Passing Yards302.81st
Rushing Yards95.124th
Points For28.63rd
Points Against28.1